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Watts Wildlife Management Area [PDF] [PNG]  

Map uploaded on October 24, 2016.

Watts Flats WMA is located approximately eight miles southwest of the city of Jamestown and three miles southeast of the village of Panama in Chautauqua County. The area is primarily made up of wetland habitat.

Current development and management objectives for the area are to provide habitat for a variety of resident and migratory species and to permit compatible wildlife related recreational use. A shallow water impoundment was created to attract waterfowl. An annual system of grassland mowing is done to keep open fields from reverting to brush and trees. These activities are carried out with monies derived mainly from hunting license fees and federal taxes on sporting arms and ammunition.

The primary management objective of this WMA is to maintain quality wetland habitat for waterfowl. Large numbers of waterfowl, shorebirds and wading birds have been documented on the area during breeding or migration.

Habitat management activities include wetland and grassland maintenance.


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